Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ICTY: Update on Karadzic Trial (2)

The New York Times reports that Radovan Karadžić has called for the Internation Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to dimiss the charges against him because, he says, negative publicity has made a fair trial impossible.  He is scheduled to appear before the court on Friday to enter pleas on 11 charges against him.

The ICTY Website has much more information about the case.  Click here.  Here, from that website, is the list of charges against the former Bosnian Serb leader.

Radovan Karadžić is charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility (Article 7(1) of the ICTY Statute) and superior criminal responsibility (Article 7(3)) with:

  • Genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, wilful killing (grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, violation of the laws or customs of war, genocide, crime against humanity, Articles 2-5), committed in the areas that include but are not limited to the municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina of Bijeljina, Bratunac, Bosanski Šamac, Brčko, Doboj, Foča, Ilijaš, Ključ, Kotor Varoš, Novi Grad, Prijedor, Rogatica, Sanski Most, Srebrenica, Višegrad, Vlasenica, Zavidovići and Zvornik, and the Srebrenica enclave.
  • Persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts, unlawfully inflicting terror upon civilians, taking of hostages (violations of the laws or customs of war, crimes against humanity, Articles 3 and 5). committed in the areas that include but are not limited to the municipalities of Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Bileća, Bosanska Krupa, Bosanski Novi, Bosanski Petrovac, Bosanski Šamac, Bratunac, Brčko, Čajniče, Čelinac, Doboj, Donji Vakuf, Foča, Gacko, Hadžići, Ilidža, Ilijaš, Jajce, Ključ, Kalinovik, Kotor Varoš, Nevesinje, Novi Grad, Novo Sarajevo, Pale, Prijedor, Prnjavor, Rogatica, Rudo, Sanski Most, Šekovići, Šipovo, Sokolac, Teslić, Trnovo, Višegrad, Vlasenica, Vogošća, Zavidovići, and Zvornik and the Srebrenica enclave.

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